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Roofing Maintenance Tips for Lasting Roofs

Roofing Maintenance Tips for Lasting Roofs

How often do you think about your roof? If you’re like most homeowners then you don’t think about your roof too often. A roof is a big investment for your home and it’s the first line of defense from the outside elements like weather and any wildlife that could try and get into your home. A roof should last your home a long time, to ensure i t does last as long as it’s supposed to, here are some tips that can help your roof last longer.

Top Roofing Tips for Homeowners

Homebuying Assessment

A great time to really see the condition of the roof of a home is before you sign the papers to make it yours. You can get a roofing assessment by a professional to understand the condition the roof is in and it could save you a lot of stress and costly repairs in the long road.

Trim Trees

When looking at your home and the landscape that surrounds it’s important not to overlook the surrounding branches that are near your roof. Any branches that could scrape or puncture your roof could be hazardous. To prevent any damage to your roof from trees, make sure you trim your trees, and cut back any branches that are near your roof.

Clean Leaves and Other Debris

Branches and leaves that can get stuck on your roof or in your gutters can damage your roof as well. If your gutter gets clogged then water can backup onto your roof and potentially even your attic as well. To make sure that your gutters and roof are working properly, we recommend cleaning your roof and gutters twice a year.

Protect Against Streaking

Make sure you are looking at the color of your roof. Any roof areas that get exposed to shade for long periods of time could become streaked with mold. If your home does get mold and is left unattended to, it will start to deteriorate the roof and the roofing materials which will make you need to replace the roof sooner.

Check for Shingle Damage

A roof is exposed to everyday elements and wear and tear which can cause the shingles to get broken or get torn off. This will give the roof a higher probability of water damage and rot. It’s important to check for damage so you can get your roof fixed right away which will help protect your home and extend the lifetime of your roof.

Roofing Maintenance & Repairs

At Baystate Exteriors, we understand that having a well-maintained roof will help your roof last longer and ensure your home is well protected. If your home’s roof got damaged or you are worried it could need a few repairs, call us today! We are happy to help you keep your roof in working condition for years to come, we offer both roof repair & maintenance. For a free estimate, you can call us at 857-389-5284 or contact us directly on our website.

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How Does Roofing Help Cool Your Home?

How Does Roofing Help Cool Your Home?

Homeowners know the importance of having a home that keeps utility bills low. There are a plethora of renovation decisions you can make to keep the air conditioner off this summer. Floor plans, window choices, and other interior design options can improve airflow and keep your home cool. One external design choice to consider is…

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What Are the Benefits of Getting New Windows?

What Are the Benefits of Getting New Windows?

It can be tempting to put your home improvement budget towards cosmetic changes within the home, but that’s a mistake that could cost you in the long run. Windows play a vital role in the energy efficiency and security of your home but knowing when to replace them and what other benefits can come from…

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Cedar & Vinyl Siding: What Is Right For Your Home?

Cedar & Vinyl Siding: What Is Right For Your Home?

Choosing the right siding for your home is a decision no homeowner should take lightly. New siding is a pricy and long-term investment, so finding the siding that’s right for you is vital. Two of the most common types of siding homeowners find themselves torn between are cedar and vinyl. Before you try to decide…

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How To Insulate An Old Home

How To Insulate An Old Home

  An old house has a wonderful aesthetic and people are drawn to them for their history, but there can be problems associated because of an older home vs. a newer home. One such problem is the lack of insulation. Homes built before the 1960s lack insulation, and this can make your home lose its heat…

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Roof Repair vs Replacement: Which Option Is Best?

Roof Repair vs Replacement: Which Option Is Best?

Roofs are complicated parts of a house, yet they are a vital part of your house. It’s something that people often times forget about until they have an emergency. Which is why it’s good to weigh your options – people don’t always realize that there are options with a roof between replacing your roof or…

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Why You Should Replace Your Roof Before Winter

Why You Should Replace Your Roof Before Winter

Many people think they will wait until after winter to replace their roof, but this isn’t true. Especially in Massachuttes, where we get some pretty harsh winters, it’s best to be prepared and install a new roof before winter. There are many benefits to starting out winter with this already done. And chances are, if your…

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Should I Be Worried About Icicles On My Gutters?

Should I Be Worried About Icicles On My Gutters?

Icicles during this time of year are always a pretty sight, but that doesn’t mean they are good for your home. Gutters are especially vulnerable to icicles and can be severely damaged by them as a result of their weight. Our roofing company in Peabody wants homeowners to be aware of any icicles that form…

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What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

Windows are an important feature to any home in the North Shore. Many historic homes in the Peabody and surrounding areas have the home’s original windows — but unfortunately these traditional windows aren’t very energy efficient. Luckily homeowners have the option to install storm windows in an effort to reduce heat loss during the winter…

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